Foundations of Amateur Radio New Entrants are Everywhere The hobby of amateur radio has been around for a long time. It was here before I was born and it will be here after I become a silent key. The same is true for you. While there is a recurring discussion about the death of the hobby, the reality is that our community changes continually. People come and go all the time
Ham radio station active at Chaos Communication Camp
The Chaos Communication Camp is taking place August 21-25.
The Cardiff University Amateur Radio Society are attending the event and the Chaoswelle station is active on HF, VHF, UHF and the Es’hail-2 /QO-100 geostationary satellite
The Italian Job (loss)
If you always wanted to broadcast on 2GO’s old frequency (801 kHz AM), it might be up for grabs right now
Special commemorative callsign EI100YXQ
This is a special call to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first East to West voice transmission across the Atlantic from Ballybunion to Louisberg, Cape Breton, NS
The Space Weather Woman
Promise of a Solar Storm & Satellite Environment Check-In – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW
NASA TV to air US cargo ship departure from space station
Filled with almost 2,700 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station Tuesday, Aug. 27.
NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 10:15 a.m. EDT
SAQ receives 438 listener reports
Alexanderson Alternator station SAQ says it received 438 listener reports — ‘an incredible amount’ — for its June 30 Alexanderson Day transmissions from Sweden including 8 ‘super’ DX reports, five from the USA and three from Canada
DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands
News for Thursday 22 August
Tony’s 10m Band Report
No huge activity on Ten Metres this past week. I worked plenty of European stations on FT8 but nothing special.
Best of the rest TM230RF (France special), II8FTDM (Italy special), OH0UDG (Aland Is), OJ0O (Market reef) and AN7AL (Spain special).
There is certainly a wealth of certificates, plaques and shack decorating paper out there to be had if you’re so minded
The Hawaii QSO Party is on the air until 5:59 pm (HST), Sunday, 25 August 2019. Work as many stations on as many bands and modes as you can.
Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering one more free Technician License Class this year. The class begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island. For details, contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST. You can download the revised contest package here https://gridmadness.blogspot.com
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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.
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